Memphis To Host Presley Concert Where Elvis Debuted

Now a tribute concert aims to make up for lost time. Organisers said the anniversary concert by a tribute band would be a chance to see what had been missed. “Pembroke Castle had hosted Hot Chocolate and other venues had regularly hosted chart acts, but nobody had at that stage had anyone near the Stones,” said Malcolm Cawley – DJ BB Skone – who was 24 at the time. A poster for the gig that never happened The Rolling Stones were organising an European tour and had been offered the chance to fill a gap in September. Word quickly spread as the promoters advertised the event, even in the national press. Permission had not been granted by the local council however as Ann Dureau, who was a councillor in her 30s on Pembrokeshire Borough Council at the time, recalled: “The response was utter horror. The councillors said it would mean closing the whole of the main street and shop windows would have to be battened down. “They were saying things like ‘we’ll be inundated by hippies and wild people’. “There was a meeting and it was thumbs down completely when it came to the vote, although I voted for it. “Young people couldn’t believe that we’d lost such an opportunity and in retrospect it was a bold plan and it was a pity we didn’t grab a chance to see what would happen.” Jon Williams, the current Pembroke Castle manager, said health and safety had been the main issue behind the council’s refusal to grant permission but there had been other issues too. “I think the promoter came to Pembroke Town Council very late in the day, about a month before the concert was due,” he said.

And it’s so expansive, it’s 40 to 45 feet tall and its weight is so vast. Seeing all that from within is wonderful. How do people react to the view from inside? They’re in awe, even for organists, some have never seen inside their instrument before and when they see it they say, “Wow.” All these different kinds of pipes produce different sounds and it’s fun to show. It’s really great to show and tell in that way. How are you celebrating the organ this year? This is the ninth year for the organ. Next year we’ll celebrate the 10th year and we’ll be able to pull out all the stops for that. What is your favorite piece to play on the organ? I have a few party pieces as I like to call them. I love Bach, all the major parts he writes and as an organist I just love playing them. And I grew up in the church, so many of them are familiar and just comforting to me. The organ is so easily used as a testing ground for orchestral works and composers will transcribe orchestral pieces based on an original organ book. For a long time cities that didn’t have orchestras would look to an organist because the organ is like so many instruments in one.

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Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 1 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Memphis to host Presley concert where Elvis debuted 10Best Editors, 8:50 a.m. EDT September 20, 2013 Lisa Marie Presley will be treating fans to a free show on September 21 at Levitt Shell in Memphis, the same venue where her father Elvis Presley made his professional debut. Joseph Llanes After the concert, lucky VIP ticketholders will join Lisa Marie at Graceland for an intimate Q&A session, then private nighttime tour of her childhood home, Graceland. Joseph Llanes Presley comes by her musical ability naturally, being the daughter of Elvis Presley. VIP ticketholders in Memphis will hear about life with her father while inside the family home. Lisa Marie’s concert lineup includes songs from her new album Storm & Grace, for which her tour is named. Joseph Llanes The 3rd leg of Lisa Marie’s Storm & Grace tour has stops across the US, including New York, Chicago, St. Louis and Phoenix. Joseph Llanes Presley’s tour will introduce her fans to World Vision, a charity working in 100 countries to address issues of poverty. Presley, a longtime advocate for children, is asking fans at each concert to sponsor children in third world countries. Joseph Llanes The first 10 people who sponsor a child at the Levitt Shell event will also get VIP passes to Graceland for Lisa Marie’s private Q&A session and tour. Riley Keough, Lisa’s daughter, joined her mom at a recent concert. Also rounding out the family photo of women in Presley’s family are grandmother Ann Beaulieu and mother Priscilla Presley. Joseph Llanes The Storm & Grace tour will also feature the debut of Presley’s new song “People,” which will also appear on The Walking Dead AMC Original Soundtrack – Vol. 2…Sounds of Survival. It was produced by her husband Michael Lockwood. Joseph Llanes Presley is seen backstage, prior to one of her previous shows on the Storm & Grace tour. She has widely promoted the tour on television talk shows. Joseph Llanes Lisa Marie Presley’s band is (L-R) Damon Fox Paino, Keys/Background Vocals; Jamison Hollister, Mandolin/Pedal Steel; John Sands, Drums; Lisa Marie’s husband Michael Lockwood, Musical Director/Lead Guitars; and Luis Maldonado, Bass/Background Vocals Joseph Llanes The only daughter of Elvis Presley, Lisa Marie still visits Memphis often. When in her hometown, she sees relatives, and enjoys spending time at Graceland after visiting hours. Joseph Llanes Critics have largely agreed that Storm & Grace is one of Presley’s strongest albums — a mix of country, folk and blues, that’s at once sumptuous and haunting. Joseph Llanes Tickets are already on sale for the final leg of the tour, and fans can upgrade to a VIP package at select venues, allowing them backstage access with a pre-show Q&A and sound check. Joseph Llanes If you miss the Storm & Grace tour in 2013, Presley plans to hit the road again in early 2014 and is already hard at work on material for her next album. Joseph Llanes Lisa Marie and her band take a bow after a show on the Storm & Grace tour. Joseph Llanes Like this topic? You may also like these photo galleries: Replay